A much-hyped staple of American sports, the player draft is coming back to the United Kingdom in the form of the Hundred, the new cricket competition that launches within Great Britain next year.
The men’s draft will occur on Sunday twenty Oct, shown live on Sky Sports Cricket, Main Event and Sky One from 7.00 pm there will also be a live stream on the BBC website.
Head coaches of every eight groups can have a hundred seconds to form each choice, recruiting two names per round until the rosters are complete.
How does The Hundred work?
The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed the foundations of the format earlier this year and once initial tests at River Trent Bridge the subsequent rules are printed for the new white ball format:
There will be 100 balls for an innings and then the ball will be changed after every 10 balls.
Now coming to the Bowling part of this game, a bowler can bowl only 5-10 consecutive balls and a single bowler can deliver most of 20 balls in a match.
Strategic time is 2-2.5 minutes for the bowling side. Powerplay is of first-twenty five balls. Only two fielders will be allowed during the power play.
The league is formed of eight groups, represented by a men’s and women’s side, each of 15 players. Teams can play one another once, except for paired city rivals who will play each other twice (home and away).
The top 3 finishers within the league can contend in an exceeding finals day with the primary hierarchic team mechanically contesting the ultimate and therefore the second and third-ranked sides battling it out for the other final spot.
Who are the new teams contesting The Hundred?
The eight teams complete with wildly colorful kits, names, locations, sponsors and the initial batch of players were unveiled at the start of October.
Here is the list:
- Birmingham Phoenix
- London Spirit
- Manchester Originals.
- Super Northern Chargers.
- Oval Invincibles.
- Southern Brave.
- Trent Rockets.
- Welsh Fire